district, largely anchored in brooklyn, downtown brooklyn neighborhoods like bedford stuyvesant, linden hills, east new york, and then several neighborhoods in the southern part of brooklyn that were hit hard by superstorm sandy, including on the island, brighton beach, seagate, manhattan beach, and then a few neighborhoods in queens, in and around jamaica bay, howard beach, and ozone park area host: you took of the office town seat? guest: formally represented in large measures by him the previous 30 years. anthony wiener is considering running for mayor of your hometown. what do you think? guest: i certainly think he would add some flavor to the race. he had a track record of accomplishment. i believe he served in congress for 14 years and prior to that, an additional amount of time in the city council. everyone is entitled to a second chance, i believe in that.